On Wednesday, a gunman opened fire on students and staff at a high school in Parkland, Florida, killing at least 17 people. It was the deadliest US mass shooting so far this year.

The incident marked the 30th mass shooting in 2018, according to the nonprofit Gun Violence Archive, which tracks shootings in the US. To put this into perspective, we are 46 days into the year, which means the US has had nearly as many mass shootings as days in 2018.

Americans are more likely to die from gun violence than many leading causes of death combined, with some 11,000 people in the US killed in firearm assaults each year.


screenshot 20180215 2044572001845134 - There have been 30 mass shootings in the US so far in 2018 — here's the full list

You can view a report of any incident by visiting the list at gunviolencearchive.org


(Business Insider)

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